The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac

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St. Pablo Oct 26, 2012 @ 4:36pm
Am I a bad BoI player?
Friend of mine killed mum be4 he had 2hrs played. I did not manage to do that ever...
Am I just bad in this game or is this normal. What tips to get a better player?
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insurn Oct 26, 2012 @ 5:30pm 
My first kill was after like 6 hours. Luck will be on your side during a playthrough and you'll be proud of killing Mom. After that, the game is just better !
BadEvilWrong Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:59pm 
Memorize the wiki. Watch youtube videos. The challenges make good practice.
Cryten Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:10pm 
Basicly BoI is more about reaction times and resource management then luck. Personally I have bad reaction times and take a long time to learn moves so I took a while to kill mom. Dont feel bad, practice makes perfect not everyone has the same level of twitch reactions as everyone else.

As for tips all I can really say is watch how others play and you may learn ways to avoid damage.
Nowhere Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:16pm 
I'd also suggest learning the enemies' patterns so you can learn how to evade their attacks. You won't be able to prefectly get them down, but building your dodging skills up will help keep you alive for longer.
St. Pablo Oct 27, 2012 @ 12:37am 
Thanks, Ill do everything you told me :)
innocent boy! Oct 27, 2012 @ 4:51am 
It doesnt, It took me 1 month to kill mom for the first time. If you look at me now, I have every ending exept 12 and 13. Just think of everything you've been through. Should help you power through. If it works, thank yourself.
St. Pablo Oct 27, 2012 @ 5:13am 
no offense, but you dont own the game...
diVision Oct 27, 2012 @ 9:11am 
I've killed mom, beat sheol, beat isaac, beat the chest & have over 70 hours, but I just lost on a Maggie run with mom's knife, 3 hearts, flying, a heart on the floor, fully charged yum heart. A caves 1 mob trap room killed me. Sometimes your playing skills are just noy up to standards. And then sometimes you beat mom's heart with base damage, base tears, and 4 hearts.
NMinker Oct 27, 2012 @ 11:33am 
11 hours, and the closest I've come to even face Mom is Caves 2
The0ne Oct 28, 2012 @ 6:29am 
I killed mom with my 1st game somehow, it's really about unlocking all stuff that u can have and knowing game mechanics. (what item is good and what is not, taking eternal hearts after beating whole level or many different useful combos) Of course, u need to practice your reaction time and evading skills as well.
[TAW] Masser Oct 28, 2012 @ 7:51am 
Its skill and luck, just try again and again.
Teeps Oct 28, 2012 @ 10:13pm 
If you are having trouble beating mom, please check out my LP BoI (link in profile, don't want to spam link). I record every game, and I would say mom goes down at least 85% of the time. A new video is released daily.

As far as non-video hints, I would say be patient. Don't worry about hurting enemies... rather worry about NOT getting hurt. (You'll see some rooms take me awhile to clear, but that's better than getting hit).

Also, just stick with it. The game can be frustrating, but it's rewarding when you get the hang of it and show mom who's boss. Enjoy (:

PS: Most important part of the game, have fun ^
St. Pablo Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:11am 
bet mom now, had a combination of shoop da woop and the habit as cain, used the exploit on the left side and killed her this way
St. Pablo Oct 29, 2012 @ 12:57pm 
if anyone cares, i made it again and also came to the womb, where satan pwned me...
Hoiguyyami Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
I remember watching a video of an absolutely terrible BIO player on his second or third run get the habit + yum heart and beat mom.
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Date Posted: Oct 26, 2012 @ 4:36pm
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